Laurance William Henry JONES

JONES, Laurance William Henry

Service Number: PA1069
Enlisted: 3 September 1939, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Petty Officer
Last Unit: HMAS Torrens (Depot) / HMAS Encounter (Shore)
Born: Dockville, South Australia, 8 July 1914
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide School
Occupation: Catering Manager
Died: Aneurysm, Adelaide, South Australia, 28 December 1978, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, South Australia
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3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, PA1069, HMAS Torrens (Depot) / HMAS Encounter (Shore)
3 Sep 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Port Adelaide, South Australia
3 Sep 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, PA1069
4 Jun 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Navy

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Dad's favourite time was at Xmas with Audrey, his wife & children (Roger, Jennifer, Graham) their spouses( (Jean, Desmond and Rose) and grand children (Darren, Lisa, Mark, Jodie, Brett, Melanie and Ashley). He was a man of few words but always encouraged us to succeed.......we all worked with him at Cooke and Wallis (catering firm) either at Adelaide oval or at the race course.....unfortunately when he retired he died unexpectantly six months later. My personal memory was how he hated Elvis Presley and loved Bing Crosby....we all disagreed with him on that point....I believe his navy career started before 1939 as a reservist to earn money...he helped provide for his family (mother 2 brothers and 3 sisters) grandfather died in his thirties from TB. His 2 siblings were also in the forces.